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Donate to CHANCE

Now, you have an opportunity to extend your support for CHANCE and enhance the teaching and learning of the environment. CHANCE is a non-profit organization and couldn’t exist without the support of our many corporate sponsors, partners, and individual donors.

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Funds & Support

CHANCE has a few areas of our organization that are the focus of our financial needs. If you wish to have your donation earmarked for a specific area of support, please note the fund name on the donation form otherwise it will be put towards the area of greatest need.

Trees & Turtles Conservation Fund

This is our new community conservation effort for 2016 and beyond. Help financially support our reforestation and turtle rookery preservation efforts in Australia, Costa Rica, Panama, China, and Cuba.

Field Course Fund

Help us defray the cost of our field courses for our participants. Donations will go towards reducing the overall participant costs for the 2018 field course to Australia, Sustainability and Conservation: Citizen Science and Service Learning in Australia. This fund will also go toward honoraria for our field scientists and conservationists who devote endless hours carrying out authentic research and service learning with our participants.

CHANCE Online Modules

Development of our new online research module on global water with key partners around the world. Key curricular components will include global fresh water, the biology of algae, algal blooms (eutrophication due to water pollution and global climate change), desertification due to global climate chance, water pollution sources and realities, and bio-entrepreneurship (ways STEM is, can be, used to alleviate global water issues while creating sustainable products like biodegradable plastics and biofuels.  We want this research module not only to engage students in the negative realities confronting our global freshwater ecosystems, but the solutions that are evolving to fix them (developed by 'out-of-the box' types of thinking by very smart people).

General Needs

This area covers the usual expenses that go along with running any organization, such as technology needs, marketing, and administrative expenses.

How to Donate

Donate Online

Make a donation online through a secure form hosted by Penn State University. If you wish to designate a fund, please note the name of the Fund in the "Comments" box on the second page of the donation form.

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Donate by Mail

Make checks payable to: Pennsylvania State University. Please write “CHANCE” in the memo portion of the check along with the Fund you are supporting, so that donations are properly allocated.¬†Along with your check, please mail the CHANCE donation form, which you can download here:

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Please mail donations to the following address:
Attn: Dr. Jacqueline McLaughlin 
Penn State Lehigh Valley
2809 Saucon Valley Rd.
Center Valley, PA 18034

If you have any questions with regards to Federal Tax ID (501c3) or tax deductions, please contact Dr. Jacqueline McLaughlin at